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Auction to help heritage rail get back on track, says liquidator

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The auction next month of some of the Canberra Railway Museum’s assets, including 100-year-old carriages, is a key step in getting the beleaguered organisation back on track, according to the liquidator. The museum closed last November with debts of $700,000 after the collapse of its ill-fated freight operation which had been designed to support its […]

ATO targeting individuals’ deductions this tax return season

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Speaking at the Press Club on Wednesday July 6, ATO Commissioner Chris Jordan stated that the ATO will be “lifting their attention, scrutiny and enforcement” in the area of work related deductions when individuals complete their tax returns this year. Drawing comparisons between the estimated tax gap (what the ATO gets compared to what they […]

Observations of the Parliamentary Triangle and the Tent Embassy

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Have you taken a stroll around the Parliamentary Triangle recently? It is worth doing – and do so in the company of a tourist as it makes for some interesting questions and conversations. The NCA (National Capital Authority) is the agency largely responsible for the look of this nationally significant landscape. I must point out […]

The Passing of a Tharwa Icon

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There will never be another Val Jeffery. They just don’t make them like Val anymore. The ‘mayor of Tharwa’ was a straight up and down, tell it like it is, no nonsense country bloke who advocated strongly for his community for decades. I was deeply saddened by his passing today for so many reasons. For […]

Police demand more powers to tackle bikie violence after another shooting

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is pressing for tougher firearms laws and powers to tackle violent crime in the capital after another drive-by shooting linked to an ongoing turf war among Canberra’s bikie gangs. Police said a house in Isabella Plains, linked to an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member was set on fire and shot at early Tuesday morning (Tuesday, […]

Scandinavian Film Festival 2017

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s coolest film festival. With winter well and truly underway, shirk the cold and seek shelter at the cinema for the 2017 Scandinavian Film Festival. Running from the 18th of July until the 2nd of August, why not escape the Canberra cold and sample Scandinavia’s cultural climate? Go on. Go north. Bookended by opening and closing […]

RiotACT Announcement: B2B Magazine joins RiotACT family

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey RiotACT Community! We’re excited to announce that RiotACT has finalised the acquisition of B2B Magazine, an iconic publication that’s been part of the Canberra business community for ten years. As you may already know, RiotACT is on a mission to become the primary source of digital regional news for people in Canberra and its […]

Feds, light rail sweet mix for ACT economy, says business outlook

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT economy has hit a sweet spot by catching a ride on the light rail project and a resurgence in Federal Government spending, according to the latest business outlook from Deloitte Access Economics. The June Business Outlook said the good news for the ACT was that after the cutbacks and public sector hiring freezes […]

Three artists mix their media at ANCA

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Walking in on an artist’s install of their exhibition can be an interesting way to learn more about an artist and their work. This is what happened when I called by ANCA (Australian National Capital Artists) on Wednesday afternoon to see progress on the exhibition The Meeting Place (opening that night). Colin White and his […]

Bikies in police sights after Waramanga shooting

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police have Canberra’s warring bikie gangs in their sights after a second house was sprayed with bullets in Waramanga last week. ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis detectives are investigating the shooting that occurred in Badimara Street about 11:20 pm on Tuesday the 11th of July. Police attended the scene after a report of shots being fired and a […]

Density and infill: Goulburn we need to talk

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Say goodbye to big empty backyards in the middle of Goulburn. They are filling up with residential accommodation, and if it continues we can say goodbye to empty shops in Auburn Street. People are returning to the central areas. Fewer shop vacancies are noticeable, even in the middle of winter. Trees are returning to Auburn […]

Sammy’s @ The Foreshore

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

  Sammy’s Kitchen was one of the first restaurants I visited when I moved to Canberra in 2000. Civic was somewhat bleak then; even at the height of lunchtime, it felt like a ghost town. However, the food at Sammy’s was always consistently good, the service excellent, and I always left reassured that Canberra couldn’t […]

Ask RiotACT: House relevelling: ‘jack and pack’ recommendations?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, A leaking toilet has resulted in some fairly significant shifting in my house structure (more than the usual – yes it’s Canberra clay). It needs to be dealt with before I do anything in the way of even minor renos. The previous owners ‘jacked and packed’ between the brick piers and the timber […]

Cage Fighting in Canberra

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Kim Huynh attends a cage fight to consider the nature of violence and entertainment in Canberra. See this RiotACT article by Doug Dobing for Ben Edwards’ background story. Before his Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) debut last Saturday night, I asked Ben ‘The Guv’ Edwards what we should expect from the fight. The Guv playfully responded, […]

Embrace your inner elves: Christmas is closer than you think!

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Suppose Christmas got repackaged in such a way we were able to concentrate on the really fun activities, such as relaxing, hanging out with family and friends, and eating yummy Christmas inspired food, rather than parking hassles, drawing up lists, endless shopping and having to the clean the house? Wouldn’t that be wonderful! Well, that […]

Telstra Business Awards – Innovation is not just about technology!

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There is no doubt that within our local Canberra Business Community, we have a very strong contingent of innovative, technology-based companies who emanate from, or are supported by, our research institutions. And as we have already reported here, many of them are worthy finalists for the Telstra Business Awards coming up later this week. Indeed, […]

Here’s why I’m not moving to the NBN on the Southside

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The National Broadband Network (NBN) had the potential to revolutionise Australia’s internet infrastructure. Fast and reliable broadband is vital to the way we will provide health services, deliver a world class education, do business, deliver smart infrastructure and build a strong and growing economy. That is why my Federal Labor colleague, Gai Brodtmann MP has […]

Ask RiotACT: Buying a townhouse when you own a dog

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, I have a two year old, medium sized dog and I am in the process of trying to buy a townhouse. I have made a formal offer that has been accepted by the owners, however, after reading through the contract I have found that there is a clause stating that animals are not […]

New Coles at Amaroo gets smart with parking

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Coles’ Amaroo supermarket is one of four new sites in the country to now have an electronic guidance system to make parking easier and prevent congestion Coles selected global company Smart Parking to install its innovative guidance technology at Amaroo, where it will help direct drivers to available car parking spaces quickly and easily. Smart Parking said in-ground […]

The burqa out of habit

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We see and hear many people gasping at horror at the sight of a burqa or a niqab. Cries of diminishment of women, exploitation of women and the potential for a cover up of the body to assist terror. For me, the burqa and niqabs are symbols of a religion practised by women. Whether the […]

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